Around 75% of people in Africa depend on kerosene
Living with a kerosene lamp:
is like smoking 40 cigarettes a day
1.8 million people die every year from complications arising from indoor air contamination by kerosene. Kerosene fires are common, killing more than 1 million people yearly.
The smoke and carbon dioxide coming from the world’s fuel lanterns is equivalent to the exhaust from 30 million cars.
Fuel is expensive - about $40 billion per year is spent on lighting fuel by the world’s poorest people (who spend up to 30 percent of their monthly income on kerosene oil).